Happy Halloween! BLE 903 departs United Taconite with empty ore cars on a perfect sunny and warm afternoon.
The Griswold signals activate and the engineer blows the horn while a young boy stops and sits to watch the train roll by on a quiet Sunday afternoon in Hibbing, MN.
Passengers scurry off a former C&NW bi-level car and head straight for the North Shore Scenic Railroad's pumpkin patch.
A fitting black and orange color for Halloween as B&LE 906 leads a sister and a CN SD40-2W upgrade with ore empties from the dock in Duluth.
The Milwaukee Road had a great paint scheme for Halloween. For most former Milwaukee Road locomotives the scary part (black "bandit" patch jobs) was yet to come as here 205 still wears i... (more)
I was pretty excited at age 18 to be using my new 35 mm Canon TL/QL with probably my first roll of color slide film. The family had travelled to Duluth to celebrate the 4th of July, and Dad let me... (more)
CNW F3A 238 waits servicing at Cedar Lake Yard in Minneapolis. This former MSTL facility gave CNW a pretty good servicing facility in the Twin Cities compared to other CNW yards in the area. It wa... (more)
Looking more like models, Hallett Dock's two EMD switchers rest on a quiet Sunday morning at Dock 5 in West Duluth. The green No. 12 traces its lineage back to N&W while No. 11 is a former C&O NW-... (more)
SOO #2010 ex Milw Road heads up the local past Maple Lake
East Bound CP Rail stack train heads past the farm lands at Maple Lake with CP Rail #8533 as the sole power.
The engineer of 491 was standing right next to me enjoying the sunset as I snapped some shots of his train holding at Murray.
Amtrak 137 and 158 hustle the Eastbound Empire Builder through Minn. City.
Ah, the long shadows of fall. Those very shadows crawl towards the tracks as a T-Bird crawls towards the United Taconite plant with rock.